Candidates the Big 12 should consider for potential expansion

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The college football world as we know it is changing rapidly. The days of regional matchups and the traditional Power Five conferences are coming to an end.

Shocking news broke earlier in the week that USC and UCLA will be moving from the Pac-12 to the Big Ten ahead of the 2024 athletic season.

The move is likely to have some major dominos fall behind it. The future of the Power Five conferences is now in jeopardy.

The Pac-12 seems to be in trouble with two of its most notable brands walking out the door. The Big 12 was able to stay afloat after Texas and Oklahoma announced their move to the SEC by adding four reputable group of five schools to the fold.

Conference realignment is not expected to slow down anytime soon. Here is a look at a few programs the Big 12 should consider for possible expansion in the near future.

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Arizona

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Arizona State

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Oregon

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Washington

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Utah

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